Picture Perfect DSP with Party Panda for FMS323

Freshly Made Sketches # 323

FMS sketches are always clean and simple.   I pulled out the Picture Perfect DSP for the sketch, and then decided to use the sentiment from Magical Day.  Pieces were cut, mats were trimmed, circles cropped, sentiment stamped, card assembled, then I felt something was missing.  Enter Party Pandas, and the sitting Panda holding the balloon seemed perfect.  

Here’s my card:

Magical Day 

I just love, love, love this 6 x 6 DSP stack, so much so that I’ve already ordered another stack.  The two sides of this paper coordinated beautifully, as always. The circles on the left and chevrons on the right are very graphic and seem to balance each other. I left open space on the black mat which gives the appearance of matting without actually doing it.  The peach scalloped circle was cropped using the Layering Circle die set from the bottom mat to cut down on carstock waste.   Whisper White sentiment base was cropped using Stitched Shape circle dies.  A Bermuda Bay Stamping Write marker highlights the stitching in the ditch of the circle.  Stamping Dimensionals gave some height to the sentiment.

Last Minute Party Panda

Once I got everything together, I started to think that there was nothing connecting the sentiment to the card.  I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Party Pandas, so I thought… why not here as well.  What could be more magical than a sitting panda flying off the large senitment circle layers?  I stamped him, then fussy cut him out and popped him up using the mini-dimensionals, which allowed the string to tuck under the sentiment.

FMS323 sketch:



Party Pandas for Fab Friday 130

An Inspiration for Fab Friday #130

Many thanks to fellow InKing Royal, Lucy McFarland, (her card can be found at the bottom of this post) for her entry in our current #royalchallenge.  She used the “grass” stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set to ground the panda, and I quickly wanted to copy it.  Once the colors from the Fab Friday #130 challenge popped in my head, the card pretty much created itself, and the Emerald Envy grass really grounds the panda.   The colors just scream happy, and what could be happier than a cute birthday card?   Layering these sweet colors for the balloons and the mats was easy.


Party Pandas 

This absolutely adorable stamp set is free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration until March 31.   I love each of the 3 pandas and the simple sentiments in this set.  Cuteness overload!!  I used the sitting panda and masked off the top half of the the string and the balloon.  The balloons were created using the Balloon Bouquet stamp set and punch, then layered with dimensionals.  The balloon strings were then easy to add using the Basic Black Stamp Write marker.

Lucy McFarland’s adorable Valentine’s inspiration card:

No automatic alt text available.    Isn’t this precious?  Love it!  

I’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment below.

Above all else, have a Peachy day!